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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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 Stu Redman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Frannie Goldsmith (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Randall Flagg (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nadine Cross (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Mother Abagail Freemantle (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Judge Richard Farris (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lloyd Henreid (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Harold Lauder (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Trashcan Man (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Larry Underwood (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Glen Bateman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nick Andros (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Ralph Brentner (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lucy Swann (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Dayna Jurgens (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Tom Cullen (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Rat Man (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Julie Lawry (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Barry Dorgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Whitney Horgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Susan Stern (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Joe (3 episodes, 1994)
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 George Richardson (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Carl Hough (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Teddy Weizak (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Gina McCone (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Ace-High (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Rich Moffat (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Dr. Herbert Denninger (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Monster Shouter / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Sarge (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Len Carsleigh (2 episodes, 1994)
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When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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The end of the world is just the beginning.


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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Stand  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The scene with Glen Bateman (Ray Walston) speaking to the cockroach is exclusive to the mini-series, and was based on a similar scene in Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957) See more »

Goofs

When the Free Zone Committee meets for the barbecue, blooms are on the trees in the background, a sign of spring. The meeting is supposed to take place in late August, long after the blossoms would've dropped off. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Daring Don't (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

BOOGIE FEVER
Performed by The Sylvers
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren) and Kenneth St. Lewis
Polygram International, Inc. / Perren-Vibes Music, Inc.
Songs of Polygram International, Inc. / Bull Pen Music
Produced by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from Cema Special Markets
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I think I'm the only one who didn't like this
15 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the novel "The Stand". Really, really loved it. I read it countless times, and waited for the day it would be made into a mini-series - not a movie, because I knew that a mini series would be the only way to possibly do justice to the length of the book and the number of characters. So it finally aired, and I watched it, and I wanted to like it, but, well....

My chief annoyances, in no particular order: Molly Ringwald as Frannie was a poor casting choice, in my opinion. It was like she was there to wear her favorite vintage fashions. I kind of liked the casting of Stu, Tom, Nick and Trashcan Man - and Rob Lowe wasn't half bad. The rest of it, not so much. I was annoyed with the four times they had Ruby Dee claim that they had to make "a STAND". The exterior locations looked cramped and staged. Mostly to me it all FELT cramped and staged. Disappointed.


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